Singh is King on Jean Paul Gaultier's Ramp for Spring / Summer 2013

Ranjit Rodricks , 30 Jun 2012
Jean Paul Gaultier's look for Spring 2013 (Pix: Patrice Stable)
Jean Paul Gaultier's look for Spring 2013 (Pix: Patrice Stable)
Jean Paul Gaultier men's wear for Summer 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier men's wear for Summer 2013

If you were sitting in the front-row of Jean Paul Gaultier’s mens’wear show for spring / summer 2013, you could be forgiven for thinking you were at Punjab Fashion Week. The designer (who has never hidden his fascination for India), sent his models out wearing Sikh-style turbans and stick on beards!

Hello Mr. Singh at Jean Paul Gaultier
Hello Mr. Singh at Jean Paul Gaultier
A model in a Gaultier turban
A model in a Gaultier turban

Even though the collection had a very nautical bent (a Gaultier trademark) the inclusion of the turban in the styling gave the entire collection a very East-meets-West feel.

Woman’s Wear Daily (WWD.Com) wrote, “Gaultier showcased his seafarer’s more worldly side, with Indian-inspired tuxedos that paired a wraparound jacket with drop-crotch pants, or a ‘cage’ blazer with a floor-length trouser skirt.”

However, this is not the first time this month we’ve seen turbans on men. Even Etro had their male models sport the desi headgear at their spring / summer 2013 show in Milan, last week:

Etro spring / summer 2013
Etro spring / summer 2013

So as far as fashion is concerned, Singh clearly is King!

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